We love any excuse to head out, spend quality time with our friends and of course look and feel glamorous whilst doing it. However, if you’re guilty of trying on numerous outfits only minutes before the Uber arrives and firing off texts to your girlfriends asking to clarify the dress code just one more time, you’re not alone.
That’s why we’ve rounded up some must have party styles for your next after hours soiree, whether it’s a girls night out, birthday celebration or engagement party – you’ll be the first one dressed and always ready to party.
Girls’ Night Out
A night out with the girls usually calls for something equal parts chic and stylish, think a fun mini, a pair of statement earrings and some coordinating heels to complete the look. From sunset cocktails at a trendy rooftop bar to dinner at your go-to restaurant, followed by a night on the dancefloor, this look is always a recipe for success. Pair a strapless mini with an oversized blazer or layer with a leather jacket for those cooler nights.
A combination of faux leather, a feather accent and diamante trim, nothing says girls night quite like the Remi Dress (left). The textured satin and ruching of the Lulia Dress (right) gives an all over flattering fit.
If there’s ever a time to pull out all the stops, it’s when celebrating another lap around the sun. Whether you’re toasting to another year at a friend’s festivity, or throwing your own birthday celebration, it’s the perfect opportunity to debut a new party outfit. Experiment with bold, bright colours and lavish textures such as satin, crepe and tweed. Add some sparkle and perfect the look with the versatile Cinderella transparent heels – a fairy tale finish to any outfit.
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The party dress of our dreams, aka the Kaila Dress (left), combines bold feathers and satin in the most perfect lilac hue. Sleek and elegant, the tweed of the Zoe Set (right) adds a touch of luxury.
An engagement party is the first of many celebrations in the lead up watching close friends or family members tie the knot, and much like the wedding there are a few general rules to follow when choosing an outfit. As with most wedding related festivities, avoid wearing white unless specified by the couple of the hour. Instead use this as an opportunity to delve into different colour palettes and patterns – think romantic shades of pink and passionate florals. A figure-hugging midi dress or two-piece set is the perfect balance between dressing up without taking away the focus from the bride-to-be.
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The structured detailing and soft pink hue of the Clementine Dress (left) makes a subtle statement. Keep in line with the theme of romance and celebrate love in the floral Shailee Midi Set.
Whether it’s a spontaneous night out or a planned celebration with your closest friends, have a party worthy fit to make you feel confident and glamorous while dancing the night away.